Monday, February 23, 2009

Woodland bday

This blog has become an ongoing feature about how awesome R & T are. One, they made Stephan and I homemade pizza and blueberry crumble for our bdays. And they gave me this book (top), which just reminds me how much I love woodland creatures, especially bunnies. Thank you!!!!!!
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

IT Crowd

R and T gave us a copy of the IT Crowd forever ago. We FINALLY started watching it, and it is hilarious. As R and T noted, the character played by Richard Ayoade looks just like Stephan. See above. We just need to move Stephan's dimple to his chin. And do something re Stephan's hair. I love it.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

TV time

1. I'm surprised that Walt did not end up on the plane with the Oceanic 5. Partly because I love Walt and all his odd powers, but also because I thought a very tall Walt showed up last season to mention that Jeremy Bentham had visited him. Walt makes the THIRD Island child not to make it back. Stop forgetting Walt! I'm hoping he was on the back of the plane, and we'll see him soon.

2. I really hope that Carla wins Top Chef.

3. The Middleman on ABC is cancelled. I'm really sad about this but nonetheless pleased to hear that they're going to finish the story with a trade comic. I ordered the original comic through the friendliest comic store ever, but it hasn't come in yet.

4. I was disappointed with Dollhouse, but I'm really loving the final season of Battlestar and love the typewriter development on Fringe.

5. I am desperate to see this episode of "What Is My House Worth?". The Indianapolis house is literally two blocks away from the house I grew up in.

6. I realized recently that I was right about this July 16 post.


Monday, February 16, 2009

I Love 3D

I saw Coraline on Saturday with a faction of my children's book club. I fucking loved it. I think the movie was even better than the book, which I never think. But 1) it was so beautiful 2) the 3d magnified the beautiful. ie, it made otherwise-silent gasps audible on several occasions. 3) They slowed down the narrative, which was my big complaint about the book. 4) I actually enjoyed the addition of Wybie. I figured that his presence would make her less lonely, but I thought it captured well how more people can make you more lonely, not less. Especially when you're a kid. Anyway, if you want a legitimate review, read AO Scott. As always. Also, this marketing campaign was brilliant. Posters, including the A to Z posters, here.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Antiques Road Show

There was a brief segment on Antiques Road Show about potter George Ohr, which I greatly enjoyed because it turns out that he was raunchy. Here's a rhyme he put on a jug and a link to some brothel coins he made.

"A Hot Tomoly! While we were on the beach indulging in nature's folly the sun got 2 my back while the sand was Hot To Molly's."

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Abe Lincoln

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln. You make a 20th century historian wish she studied the 19th.

I also wonder why I've suddenly noticed that the news now refers to you as freeing some of the slaves. New historical savvy from the many PBS documentaries? Kindly lowering too-high expectations for Obama? Subtly criticizing Obama? Me not noticing anything until today? I don't know. Happy Bday Abe! both images via kottke. second image possibly not AL.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Here are some very nice cakes. from here, here, and here.


Monday, February 02, 2009

Parks and Recreation

I was already pretty excited about the Office sorta spinoff, now-titled Parks and Recreation. I mean it has the Office creative plus some of my favorite comedians including Amy Pohler, Rashida Jones, and that guy from the Daily Show. And it's working from the whole Obama angle, which could be pretty fun. THEN they added the Indiana stuff. You can even see the IN crest in the ad. I love it. I'm sold on this show already.
c/o Big Screen Little Screen

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